Dr. Jennifer Brandt, assistant director of Student Services in the College of Veterinary Medicine was interviewed on "All Sides with Ann Fisher," a live, public affairs talk show, with listener phone calls and emails, on WOSU public radio. Dr. Brandt is the founder of the Honoring the Bond program in The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center. Founded in 1998, Honoring the Bond provides a licensed social worker offering grief counseling and education services to pet owners during difficult and end-of-life decisions.
"All Sides with Ann Fisher" featured a discussion on the animal/human bond, family dynamics related to pets, grief counseling, and other topics based on the following article "Emotional Power Broker of the Modern Family," www.nytimes.com/2011/03/15/health/15pets.html?src=me&ref=general , which appeared in the March 14 issue of the New York Times. The program can be heard on the WOSU radio archive at http://www.wosu.org/allsides/?archive=1&date=03/21/2011.
About the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State
Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation and includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Medical Center is one of the largest specialty referral centers in the world, with more than 35,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patients each year. A nationally-recognized ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, Ohio provides farm animal experience to every veterinary student, and the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, OH focuses on detection, control, and prevention of disease. Located on the only campus in the country with a comprehensive medical center offering seven health sciences colleges, we admit up to 162 veterinary students per class, and offer a new comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and Comparative Medicine as well as a unique Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health, in partnership with the College of Public Health. http://vet.osu.edu.